cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ommegang Trois Philosophes. Very strong cherry flavoring. Big head, dark cherry color. Odor even has a tartness in it. Mild in the flavor, crisp in the mouthfeel. Isn’t quite in the same experience class as Rochefort 10.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep, deep, rich red color with a dark tan, almost brown head that is untraditionally fat bubbled and sounds like soda pop fizzing. Aroma mainly of a good belgian dubbel (spicy, sweet, dark, fruity). Very nice cherry flavored cotton candy malt flavor. Slightly too much carbonation at first but as it drives off the palate accentuates and fattens nicely. Great balancing bitterness, dark rum-like alcohol flavors lightens the palate but is not harsh.
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany color with a nice tan head. Complex aroma of sweet malt, fruit, yeast and spices. Flavor starts sweet but quickly turns slightly sour with some cherry notes and a spicy finish. An excellent beer at a very reasonable price.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Fabulous! Without a doubt one of my all-time favorite beers. Very dark and complex with red fruit and a nice measure of sweetness.
Gachupines (1248) - USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark appearance with a reddish tinge and a thick head. Taste is malt with a spice hint and a slight cherry flavor. Not bad, but not my favorite example of the style.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Bottle. Brownish-red appearance with medium off-white head. Malty, sweet aroma, with a hint of spice. Flavor is quite full, caramel, yeast, spice. Quite a malty flavor, and very smooth while also complex. Excellent beer.
Re-rate. I had this again, and the cherries really came out in the end in a beautiful subtle way. This beer gets better every time I drink it!
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very interesting beer. I assume that it has a Belgian Strong base, and I know that Lindemanns(?) Kriek was added? Although I don’t prefer Lindemanns straight up I do seem to enjoy this. The kriek/gueze flavor is nearly completely absent. I would have preferred some more funk in the aroma and sourness.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeasty, fruity aroma. Almost no hops. BIG alcohol, excellent malts of toasted nuts, some cherry flavor (presumably from the lambic) but not overpowering. Luxurious light brown head.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow! Strong initial aroma of cherries, mahogany color, solidly laced head, stout body. Subtle yet complex tastes of Belgiam yeast strains, tart not over-sugary cherries. Good on the palate & a great American Belgian style quad. Still ... must admit I was expecting just a pinch more.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, slight sweetness (probably due to the cherry) but it was very full and well balanced by the malt and alcohol flavor. Very complex and full bodied. A very good beer. I would buy again.